Covid-19 Financial and Job Resources

Listed below are a series of Covid-19 related Financial and Job Resources for businesses, employees, job seekers, and families.  The list will be updated regularly as new resources or information is available.  

NEW! - Lorena Business Rent and Utility Subsidy Grant Application (Emergency relief for covid-19 related business hardship)

NEW! - Main Street New Loan Facility - loan program authorized by Federal Reserve Act

NEW! - For application to the Paycheck Protection Program or Economic Injury Disaster Loan you are encouraged to apply through your local bank where you have existing accounts/relationships.  If not, you are encouraged to contact Tim Holtkamp of the Small Business Development Center at McLennan Community College for assistance in application.  Contact info: Tim Holtkamp, 254-299-8157 ,e-mail: THoltkamp@McLennan.edu .  Be sure to complete your Schedule C as it is required for application.  

Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act - official government guide to PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM, ECONOMIC INJURY DISASTER LOAN, SMALL BUSINESS DEBT RELIEF PROGRAM, Small Business Counseling, Small Business Contracting, and Small Business Tax Provisions 

PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM - forgivable loan program for Small Businesses 

Covid-19 ECONOMIC INJURY DISASTER LOAN

State of Texas TDA Covid-19 Resource Guide: Federal, State, and Private assistance for Businesses, Families , and Communities (updated regularly)

Lorena Chamber of Commerce

Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce 


Unemployment Resources: Texas Workforce Commission


Job Opportunities: Texas Workforce Commission 

Job Opportunities: www.WorkInTexas.com (Search engine for thousands of jobs in Texas)

Job Opportunities: (NEW) search Work From Home "Remote" job opportunities at: www.linkedin.com 


Retailers Hiring (Waco Area): 

Job Opportunities: Tractor Supply Company

Job Opportunities - 7Eleven

Job Opportunities: Amazon

Job Opportunities: CVSHealth

Job Opportunities: Dollar General

Job Opportunities: Dollar Tree

Job Opportunities: Family Dollar

Job Opportunities: Target

Job Opportunities: Walgreens

Job Opportunities: Walmart


Grocery Stores hiring (Waco Area): 

Job Opportunities: Brookshire Brothers

Job Opportunities: H-E-B 

Job Opportunities: Sam’s Club


Delivery services hiring (Waco Area): 

Job Opportunities: Domino’s

Job Opportunities: Papa John’s

Job Opportunities: Postmates

Job Opportunities: Uber Eats

Job Opportunities: DoorDash

Job Opportunities: Favor

Job Opportunities: GrubHub


Health Services Hiring (Waco Area):

Job Opportunities: Baylor Scott & White

Job Opportunities: Veteran’s Health Administration (VA Hospitals, etc.)

Job Opportunities: BrightSpring Health Services 

Job Opportunities: Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation


Other Companies hiring (Waco Area):

Job Opportunities: SpaceX (McGregor)

Job Opportunities: Keurig/Dr. Pepper


(NEW) State and Local Governments hiring: 

Job Opportunities: Texas Water Development Board